Kooth.com Zoom meeting for 3rd sector professionals

Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to young people aged 11- 25 years in North Tyneside. Kooth will be hosting a Zoom meeting on Tuesday 21 April…

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North Tyneside support hub launched for those most at risk

A service has been launched in North Tyneside to help those affected by coronavirus – and has already been helping those most in need. North Tyneside Council has set up…

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North of Tyne agrees new partnership with charity sector to aid recovery

North of Tyne politicians have struck an agreement with representatives of the voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to assist in the region’s recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic. The…

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North East VCSE COVID-19 online community

VONNE and the North East Local Infrastructure Organisations (LIOs) have set up an online community via Knowledge Hub to provide a platform for VCSE organisations to communicate with each other…

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VCSE Supporting Response to COVID-19

VODA is working closely with North Tyneside Council and Health Services to provide a coordinated response to the current situation. As part of this we are working with North Tyneside…

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Volunteer telephone call handlers wanted for COVID-19 support

Dreamshine Community Interest Company is looking for volunteers for their COVID-19 telephone helpline. The helpline (0300 3658554) covers all of North Tyneside and is for anyone feeling overwhelmed, lonely, anxious,…

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VODA launches COVID-19 volunteering opportunities

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak we are scaling up our Good Neighbours volunteering project to help address the needs of our local communities across North Tyneside. We are seeking…

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VODA Funding Fair postponed until further notice

Due to recent developments around the increased infection rate of coronavirus VODA has decided to postpone the Funding Fair we had planned for Wednesday 22 April at the Linskill Centre…

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Responding to Coronavirus

In the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic charities and communities groups across the country are pulling out all the stops to support some of our most vulnerable residents whilst…

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Working With the VCS: how can we make North Tyneside an even safer place to live?

The March 2020 Working With the VCS event, hosted by Whitley Bay Big Local, focused on the vital work of voluntary and community organisations in creating safe, cohesive and resilient…

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Not for Profit Managers’ Toolkit

The Not For Profit Managers’ Toolkit is a six module training programme led by Mark Butcher Associates. The programme is designed to give not for profit managers high level skills…

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Community lift off at Battle Hill

The Linskill Trusts’s engAGE (55+) and Encompass (adult provision) programmes were officially launched last week, with over 80 people defying the inclement weather to attend the Open Day at Battle…

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Forest Hall YPC seeks new volunteers

Forest Hall YPC is a registered charity based at East Palmersville Sports Pavilion. It is home to Forest Hall Football Club and Forest Hall Boxing Club. It is a very…

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Northumbria University academics seek over 65’s for Healthy Ageing research

Researchers from Northumbria University are asking adults aged 65 or over to spare some time to help with their latest research into reducing loneliness in older people and improving function…

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Happy to Chat in North Tyneside

We were delighted with the success of the Happy to Chat launch in North Shields at the end of January. We had a range of different people and organisations get…

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Supporting someone living with Dementia sessions

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre is running free sessions which can help improve your knowledge of Dementia and understand how to support someone living with it. What will the sessions cover?…

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Invitation to join the North Tyneside SIGN Directory

Help us end loneliness in North Tyneside and become part of the SIGN Directory! The SIGN Directory is an online directory of community services and events for the residents of North Tyneside.…

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Wallsend Park Bowling Club seeking new members

Wallsend Park Bowling Club is based at Richardson Dees Park in Wallsend. Bowls has been played on this site since 1900 and the club is keen to continue this tradition.…

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North Tyneside Learning Trust school Governor vacancies

North Tyneside Learning Trust is a collaboration of schools working in partnership with employers, universities and colleges to improve education and life chances for all children and young people. Although the…

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Volunteers sought to join the North Tyneside Independent Admission Appeals Panel

North Tyneside Council is currently recruiting people who are eligible to serve on its Independent Admission Appeals Panels. The panels consider appeals from parents whose children have been refused admission…

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New Happy to Chat scheme to launch in North Tyneside

VODA is working in collaboration with Whitley Bay Big Local and members of the SIGN Network, to develop ‘Happy to Chat’ schemes across North Tyneside to help reduce loneliness and…

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Free Virgin Money Foundation masterclasses

The free Virgin Money Foundation Masterclasses will run from February to July 2020 and there is an excellent line up of speakers to inspire you.  These engaging and topical sessions…

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Free at home energy advice visits

Groundwork’s Home Energy Advisors can offer eligible residents a FREE at Home Energy and Money Saving Advice Visit. As part of the LEAP (Local Energy Advice Partnership) the visit can…

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HMRC updates guidance on recognising phishing emails

The government has updated its official guidance on recognising genuine HMRC contact and identifying phishing emails. Phishing is the fraudulent act of emailing a person to get their personal or…

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Free sight tests for Universal Credit claimants

Universal Credit and other benefits are now being managed on-line. Applicants for benefits require a computer and internet access, and be able to see the screen clearly and comfortably. It…

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Eating well with Diabetes toolkit

Enjoying what you eat is one of life’s pleasures, but sometimes if you have diabetes it can be tricky. An important part of managing your condition is to eat a…

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Ending Loneliness in North Tyneside – Things to do in Wallsend and Howdon

As part of our Ending Loneliness in North Tyneside partnership – a four year collaboration between VODA, Age UK, Citizens Advice and The Carer’s Centre – we have created a new…

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VODA’s AGM and Awards Presentation 2019

Our Annual General Meeting and awards presentation took place on Wednesday 23 October at the Linskill Centre in North Shields. As well as a presentation of VODA’s latest annual report and accounts,…

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National Lottery Grants for Heritage now open to non-heritage organisations

The National Lottery Grants for Heritage £3,000 to £10,000 programme is now open to both heritage and non-heritage not-for-profit organisations in North Tyneside looking for funding to support projects that…

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Building Steps to a Brighter Future Programme

Building Steps to a Brighter Future is a community intervention project for North Tyneside in partnership with Tyne Metropolitan College, Engaging Pathways CIC, FIRST, YMCA North Tyneside, NE Youth, Meadow…

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